Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2013

2013 Annual NLG Writers’ Awards

BOOKS

BOOK OF THE YEAR – The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics:  (Tie) The Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars 1794-1804, by Q. David Bowers, and From Mine to Mint, by Roger W. Burdette

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK

  •  United States Coins:  United States Pattern & Experimental Pieces of WW-II, by Roger W. Burdette
  • World Coins:  South Asian Coins and Paper Money, Indian Edition, George S. Cuhaj, Editor; Rajender Maru, Consulting Editor; Thomas Michael, Market Analyst
  • U.S. Paper Money:  Hilton’s Collecting Confederate Currency, Volume One, by J. Wayne Hilton
  • World Paper Money:  Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 19th Edition. George S. Cuhaj, Editor.
  • Tokens and Medals:  Abraham Lincoln, Beyond the American Icon, by Fred Reed
  • Numismatic Investments:  The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values, 20th Edition, by Scott A. Travers
  • Museum and Exhibition Catalogs:  Coins of the Holy Land, The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection, American Numismatic Society and The Israel Museum. Ya’akov Meshorer, Gabriela Bijovsky and Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert, Authors; David Hendin and Andrew Meadows, Editors

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:

American Silver Eagles, by John Mercanti, with Michael “Miles” Standish

A Guide Book of United States Coins, Professional Edition, 4th Edition, by R.S. Yeoman; Kenneth Bressett, Senior Editor; Jeff Garrett, Valuations Editor; Q. David Bowers, Research Editor

Coin World’s Making the Grade, Third Edition, by Beth Deisher

100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Second Edition, by Steve Schechter and Jeff Garrett  

Pictures From a Distant Country: Seeing America Through Old Paper Money, by Richard Doty

Striking Gold in Alaska, 4th Edition, by Dick Hanscom

The Aristocrat, the Story of the 1793 Sheldon 15, by Jim Neiswinter

The Collector’s Handbook. 7th Edition, by James L. Halperin, Gregory J. Rohan and Mark Prendergast

The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797, by Jon P. Amato, Edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

The Feel of Steel, by Mark D. Tomasko

The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan, by Karen M. Lee

 

U.S. NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

  • Coins:  “Pedigrees That Live Forever,” Michele Orzano, Coin World Special Edition

                              Extraordinary Merit:  “Admiral Gardner Wreck Coins,” Ron Cheek, Coin World Special Edition

  • Tokens & Medals:  (Tie) “A Numismatic Washington’s Birthday,” David T. Alexander, COINage, and “Striking Olympic Gold,” Jeff Starck, Coin World Special Edition
  • Paper Money:  “The Federal Reserve at 100,” Tom DeLorey, COINage

BEST COLUMN:  “My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage

BEST ISSUE:  Coin World Special Edition, January 2013, Steve Roach, Editor

 

WORLD NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins:  “Constantine’s True Vision: From Plato’s Chi (X) to the Christian Chi Rho,” George Beke Latura, Coin News
  • Tokens & Medals:  “The Martyrdom of Edith Cavell,” Dr. Kerry Rodgers, Coin News
  • Paper Money:  “The Father of Inflation?,” Dr. Kerry Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine

BEST COLUMN:  “Back to Basics,” Dr. Kerry Rodgers, Coin News

          Extraordinary Merit:  “Panda Collector,” Peter Anthony, World Coin News

BEST ISSUE:  Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine, April 2013, John Mulhall, Editor and Publisher

         Extraordinary Merit: World Coin News, January 2013, David C. Harper, Editor

 

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS:  “Two Gold Half Unions,” John W. Dannreuther, The Numismatist

          Extraordinary Merit:  “In Search of Machin’s Mills,” Mark Fox, The Numismatist

          Extraordinary Merit: “Civil War Postage Stamp Envelopes Circulated as Small Change,” Fred Reed, Paper Money

         Extraordinary Merit:  “Signs of Inflation,” Giles Bransbourg, ANS Magazine

BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS:  “Coins and Collectors,” Q. David Bowers, The Numismatist

BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS:  The Numismatist, October 2012, Barbara Gregory, Editor

BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS:  “King of Carson City Coins: 1873-CC Without-Arrows Dime,” Rusty Goe, Curry’s Chronicle

              Extraordinary Merit:  “When Foreign Gold Was U.S. Legal Tender,” Jim Wells, California Numismatist

BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS:  “Selected Civil War Tokens,” Donald Erlenkotter, Civil War Token Journal

              Extraordinary Merit:  “Introduction by the Editor,” Harry S. Salyards, Penny-Wise

BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS:  John Reich Journal, August 2012, John Reich Collectors Society, Brad Karoleff, Editor

              Extraordinary Merit:  Penny-Wise, Early American Coppers, January 2013, Harry Salyards, Editor

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS:  “Innovations at the U.S. Mint,” Paul Gilkes, Coin World

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins:  “Princess of Carson City Coins: 1873-CC Seated Liberty Without-Arrows Quarter,” Rusty Goe, Coin World
  • Tokens & Medals:  “Preble Honored for Beating Pirates,” R.W. Julian, Numismatic News
  • Paper Money:  “Are There More Nationals to Find?,” Lee Loftus, Bank Note Reporter

BEST COLUMN: “Shades of the Blue and Grey,” Fred Reed, Bank Note Reporter

BEST ISSUE:  Coin World, July 23, 2012, Steve Roach, Editor

 

NON-NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

THE MAURICE M. GOULD MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST COLUMN:  “Money Talk,” Frank J. Colletti, Lost Treasure Magazine

BEST ARTICLE:  “Encore, Encore: Will James Fraser’s Indian-Bison Designs Be Revamped on a $50 Bullion Coin?,” Fred Reed, American Hard Assets

          Extraordinary Merit:  “When the Federal Government Showed Favoritism to Nevada by Giving It a Mint,” Rusty Goe, Nevada in the West Magazine

          Extraordinary Merit:  “Mormon Gold,” John Dale Beety, Heritage Magazine for the Intelligent Collector

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES

BEST WEB SITE COIN ARTICLE:  “Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow,”  Jerry Jordan, SETinvestigates.com

         Extraordinary Merit:  “Rare English Sovereigns of Queen Mary I,” Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek.com

         Extraordinary Merit:  “Booker T. on the Tarmac,” Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek.com

         Extraordinary Merit:  “The Charles & Joanna Coinage of Mexico City, 1536-71,” Daniel F. Sedwick and Cori S. Downing, Sedwickcoins.com

BEST WEB SITE TOKEN AND MEDAL ARTICLE:  “Heidi Wastweet’s Freedom Girl,” Wayne Homren, The E-Sylum

BEST WEB SITE PAPER MONEY ARTICLE:  “The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates,” Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek.com

BEST WEB SITE COLUMN:  “Coin Rarities & Related Topics,” Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek.com

          Extraordinary Merit:  “Numismatic Diary,” Wayne Homren, The E-Sylum

          Extraordinary Merit:  “NGC Weekly Market Report,” Jeff Garrett, NGCcoin.com

BEST ONLINE NEWS WEB SITE:  CoinWeek.com, David Lisot, Executive Producer; Scott Purvis, Webmaster

BEST DEALER WEB SITE:  HeritageAuctions.com, Heritage Auction Galleries, Paul Minshull, Brian Shipman, Michael Weems and Ryan Sokol

BEST NON-TRADE PRESS WEB SITE:  The E-Sylum, The Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Wayne Homren, Editor

          Extraordinary Merit:  Numismatics.org, American Numismatic Society, Ethan Gruber, Web and Database Developer

BEST INTERNET BLOG:  “The Buzz,” Dave Harper, Numismatic News

BEST NON-NUMISMATIC PRESS WEB SITE:  SETinvestigates.comSoutheast Texas Investigates, Jerry Jordan

BEST SOFTWARE:  HA.com/Live, Heritage Auctions, Paul Minshull, Matt Jackson, Ryan Sokol and Michael Weems

 

AUCTION CATALOGS

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, COINS AND CURRENCY:  “The Americana Sale,” January 2013, Stack’s Bowers

         Extraordinary Merit:  “Selections From the Eric P. Newman Collection,” Heritage Auctions

         Extraordinary Merit:  “The Hunter Collection,” Ira and Larry Goldberg

 

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD for Best Investment Newsletter: Maurice H. Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory

BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER:  Coin Board News, David Lange

 

MISCELLANEOUS

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO:  Greg Reynolds

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTERDavid T. Alexander

AUDIO-VISUAL

BEST RADIO REPORT:  “Hotel Coin Buyers Out of Business,” Mike Fuljenz, KLVI 560, Beaumont, Texas

          Extraordinary Merit:  “Things You ‘Know’ That Just Aren’t So,” Patrick A. Heller, 1320 WILS-AM, Lansing, Michigan

BEST TELEVISION REPORT:  “The Coin and Precious Metals Report,” Mike Fuljenz, KBTV-TV FOX 4, Beaumont, Texas

BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO:  “EAC Convention Highlights,” CoinWeek.com, David Lisot, Producer

BEST COMMERCIAL VIDEO:  “Selling Your Coins and Currency at Auction,” Hector Cantu, Heritage Auctions

          Extraordinary Merit:  “Advice for Coin Collectors,” CoinWeek.com, David Lisot, Producer; Michael Fuljenz, Author

 

MEMORIAL AWARDS

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD:  (Tie) Mike Fuljenz, COINage,  “The Ultimate Saint,” and Maurice Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory, “The Peace Dollar Series”

CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER:  Allison Caplan, ANS Magazine

 

THE RIBBIT

David T. Alexander

THE CLEMY

Mike Fuljenz